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Tribute to Roengten's Gesture of not Patenting Xrays

Sometimes you feel things could have been better if everybody thought in the same way as this great man whose discovery is the basis for our science. Read this with the background of today's world, when we read about IT bigs fighting out in courts for patents, and people justifying paybacks for sending studies, this is extra-ordinary. 

"1901 Röntgen was awarded the very first Nobel Prize in Physics. The award was officially "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him". Röntgen donated the monetary reward from his Nobel Prize to his university. Like Pierre Curie, Röntgen refused to take out patents related to his discovery, as he wanted mankind as a whole to benefit from practical applications of the same (personal statement). He did not even want the rays to be named after him."

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Tribute to Roengten's Gesture of not Patenting Xrays Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Thursday, March 15, 2012 Rating: 5

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